Thursday, February 28, 2013

Just Kevin

Has jumped into loving a book thanks to DIARY OF A WIMPY KID. So many kids, boys especially I think, love humor in a book. And this series has him drawing cartoons too.

Kevin, Nana-can I ask you a question? (He always prefaces a question with that).

Nana, "Sure."

K. "Have you ever seen the tooth fairy? (Kevin is missing four teeth right now)

N. "No, I haven't Kevin. She's too fast for me."

K. "Well if you do, see if she looks a lot like my Mommy or my Daddy."

How quickly it all ends. 

What was the first book you remember really turning you on to reading?

20 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, it does indeed all end quickly *sigh*.... I love that 'photo, by the way.

The first books that really turned me on to reading were Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series.

F.T. Bradley said...

I love Kevin :-) The Wimpy Kid books are pretty funny; my girls love them too.

As a kid, I loved Roald Dahl's BFG. We had a whole group of friends at school who read his books at the same time. Such bookish fun.

Deb said...

My mom took me to the library to get my first library card when I was three and the first book I checked out was The Cat in the Hat; but the books that really made me understand that books could take you to another place were Enid Blyton's Famous Five series. Kids, a little older than me, having adventures during the summer hols and drinking ginger beer and eating sponge cake.

Gerard said...

Richard Scarry.

pattinase (abbott) said...

My kids loved RICHARD SCARRY. I still have some of them. Strangely Kevin was not interested in them.
I loved THE FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS, ALL OF A KIND FAMILY, LITTLE HOUSE books, CHERRY AMES, TRIXIE BELDEN, and of course NANCY DREW. Then I had a series of small books where animals were dressed like people that scared me for eternity.

Gerard said...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is always popular at my library. I had someone asking last night for book two and it was out. Heck, I should order some more duplicates today.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Our library has three copies of the movie alone. We all watched it yesterday and it wasn't bad.

Anonymous said...

That's a really great picture of Kevin. He's just adorable.

I can't remember the first book that turned me on to reading. I remember Dr. Seuss and I definitely remember getting the first Hardy Boys book and wanting to get the entire series...

Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

Jackie says Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames. She loved all those "career girl" series - Vicky Barr, Stewardess, etc.


Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess.


Jeff M.

Chris said...

Mine was a Ranger Rick book about a big forest fire that starts when some asshole throws a cigarette butt out of their car while driving through the woods. I loved it; had my folks read it to me all the time until I had it memorized to the point I could "read" it myself. I think I even remember the opening line: "The sun beat down on the deep green wood."

pattinase (abbott) said...

Perfect for your neck of the woods. Where the wimpy kid is perfect for a suburban kid.

Charles Gramlich said...

Pagoo! What a great story about a little Hermit Crab. I actually bought it for myself as an adult, and only then found out she'd written other books that I never saw as a kid.

Naomi Johnson said...

I don't recall one particular book turning me on to reading. I remember wanting to learn to read so badly, and being scared to death that I never would. Then came our first reading lesson in first grade (we were not as advanced as the children of today) -- and all I could think was, oh, this is so easy! And when I was about 10 years old, my sisters clued me in that my Mom was worried about me going crazy because all I ever wanted to do was read.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I well remember thinking that once I could read I would be a real person. And in some real sense, that was true.

Jerry House said...

First comics, then The Hardy Boys; from there it was a fast trip to Perry Mason, Agatha Christie, and Ed McBain. Around the same time I came across ZACHERLEY'S MIDNIGHT SNACKS and I was warped for life.

zybahn said...

There was Richard Scarry and some others when I was really young, then comic books, but with serious reading it was the Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators series.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Oh, yes, a great reader of Archie comicbooks and superhero ones. And classic comic books.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Richmal Crompton, Hardy Boys, The Three Investigators, and lots of comics.

Kathy D. said...

Kevin is so cute. And, yes, they do figure things out, sadly too soon.

I also got a library card at three, the first at our Greenwich Library.

I remember loving the Henry Huggins and Beezus and Ramona books by Beverly Clearly, then the Cherry Ames' books and, of course, Nancy Drew's adventures.

I started the staying up late with a flashlight under the covers at about 11. That was just delightful. It began a life-long habit of staying up reading into the wee hours.